CapitaLand Investment Limited’s (CLI) wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) will be managing Ascott Gurney Penang, the first international-class serviced residence in the state under Ascott’s world-renowned luxury Ascott The Residence brand. Ascott Gurney Penang is owned by Plenitude Berhad, a publicly listed company with investments in hospitality and property development.
Mr Mondi Mecja, Ascott’s Country General Manager for Malaysia said: “Ascott’s flagship brand, Ascott The Residence, offers exclusivity, personalised services and impeccable comfort to discerning travellers around the world and we are proud to debut the first Ascott-branded property in Penang. Providing spacious and well-designed rooms as well as a plethora of facilities and food and beverage options, guests will be able to find their home-away-from-home at Ascott Gurney Penang. Ascott’s recognition as the ‘World’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2021 is a testament of our strong brand reputation and operational excellence. We invite guests to experience our award-winning hospitality in one of Malaysia’s most historical cities.”
Located along a seafront promenade in the heart of bustling George Town, the serviced residence caters to both business and leisure travellers as well as corporate long-stay guests.
The 37-storey Ascott Gurney Penang offers 271 modern apartments, ranging from studios, to one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each unit provides separate living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, as well a built-in washer and dryer.
Ascott Gurney Penang’s lobby provides an elegantly practical space; a sizeable art installation greets our guests, complemented by floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering views of the sea.
The building hosts a stunning selection of artwork by both local and international artists. Facilities at the serviced residence include an infinity swimming pool, gymnasium, yoga room, residents’ lounge, children’s playroom, children’s playground, and dedicated outdoor barbeque areas.
The property also features an outstanding range of versatile and accommodative event and meeting spaces. Guests are able to host private meetings of up to 20 participants at the property’s well-equipped meeting rooms while the ballroom with banquet service can host up to 800 guests for weddings or corporate events.
F&B Options and Things To Do
Ascott Gurney Penang also has many food and beverage options. Guests can experience a gastronomical feast across 3 F&B outlets- Timur Coffee House, Jo’s Bar, and Glass Bar. Additionally, guests can dine at the property’s all-day-dining restaurant, Timur Coffee House, or unwind at the lobby cocktail bar, Jo’s Bar. They can also lounge at the poolside Glass Bar after a long day.
Foodies staying at Ascott Gurney Penang will be thrilled with multicultural cuisines from the surrounding hawker outlets nearby. The Gurney Drive Hawker Centre renowned for its delectable seafood dishes is a mere five-minute drive from Ascott Gurney Penang.
Notable iconic and historical landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, Kapitan Keling Mosque, and Khoo Kongsi are all within a 5- to 10-minute drive from the serviced residence. Guests can also shop to their heart’s content at the Gurney Walk shopping mall which is linked to Ascott Gurney Penang. Gurney Paragon Mall and Gurney Plaza are a three- to five-minute drive from the serviced residence.
Promotion Price For Stay At Ascott
In celebration of the opening of Ascott Gurney Penang, members of Ascott’s loyalty programme, Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) can enjoy special promotional rates starting from RM388 per night. The promotion is available from now till 30 September 2022.
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